autumn a little more paprika





6 Responses

  1. martin1223 Says:

    No salt please!

  2. Alan Summers Says:


    Excellently executed! Superb single line haiku!!!

    autumn a little more paprika


    Wonderful! I prefer Smoked Paprika myself and the Devilled Eggs have to have heat and not just paprika, which in England seems to be very mild for some reason.

    Fascinating history including:
    Paprika is used as an ingredient in numerous dishes throughout the world. It is principally used to season and color rices, stews, and soups, such as goulash, and in the preparation of sausages such as Spanish chorizo, mixed with meats and other spices. In the United States, paprika is frequently sprinkled raw on foods as a garnish, but the flavor is more effectively brought out by heating it in oil.[citation needed]

    Hungarian national dishes incorporating paprika include gulyas (goulash), a meat stew, and paprikash (paprika gravy: a Hungarian recipe combining meat or chicken, broth, paprika, and sour cream). In Moroccan cuisine, paprika (tahmira) is usually augmented by the addition of a small amount of olive oil blended into it. Some dishes call for paprika (pimentão) in Portuguese cuisine for taste and color.


    Another spice, with a history of ammunition, but we won't go there for this one. :-)

    lullaby of rain
    another pinch of saffron
    in the pumpkin soup

    Alan Summers

    Award Credits:
    Editors' Choices, Heron’s Nest (Volume XIV, Number 4: Dec. 2012)
    Runner-up, The Haiku Calendar Competition 2013

    Publication credits: The Heron's Nest (vol. XIV no. 4 December 2012); The Haiku Calendar 2014 (Snapshot Press, 2013)

    The Haiku Foundation Per Diem (18/7/14); Lyrical Passion showcase ed. Raquel Bailey:
    App: The Haiku Foundation iPhone App Version 5.0 (January 2016)

    Anthology credits:
    Another Trip Around the Sun: 365 Days of Haiku for Children Young and Old
    ed. Jessica Latham (Brooks Books 2019)

    naad anunaad: an anthology of contemporary international haiku
    ed. Shloka Shankar, Sanjuktaa Asopa, Kala Ramesh (Vishwakarma Publications, India, 2016)
    (Haiku Society of America Merit Book Awards, Best Anthology [tie] 2017)

    The Wonder Code ed. Scott Mason (2017)
    Winner: Touchstone Distinguished Books Award (The Haiku Foundation)
    Merit Book Award (Haiku Society of America)

    The Amazing Glass House: A Haiku Storybook
    author: Susan Beth Furst
    (Purple Cotton Candy Arts, October 2019)

  3. Seren Fargo Says:

    Very nice – on many levels – not just taste and mood, but also the unspoken colors.

  4. Marion Clarke Says:

    What a tasty, wonderfully visual one liner – I would call this (as well as Alan Summers? below) a gastroku!


  5. Alan Summers Says:

    And interestingly, on Call of the Page haibun courses, as well as our Writing Through It, the use of describing meals past and present are incredibly evocative. Issue 2 of the Blo?o Outlier Journal will surely explore this. Gastroku to gastrobun! ;-)

  6. NancyAJensen Says:

    Yes wonderful appeals to all the senses!

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